LifeLink PSU provides passionate bond between Penn State, State College Area School District

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Excerpts from the full article by Andy Elder (March 2014) PSU College of Education:
 
LifeLink students take 100 and 200 level classes, escorted by Penn State student mentors. The mentors also dine with students and help them with homework, projects, and various crafts.
 
Yukelson’s love and passion for LifeLink PSU was shared by a record number of students last semester. In fall semester 2013, an unprecedented 265 mentors volunteered a record number of 4,806 volunteer hours. “I feel that LifeLink is so popular because it has this unexplainable, infectious feeling in its classroom that is exhibited in all of its students and staff,” said Jamie Glass, a junior majoring in childhood and early adolescent education (PreK-4).

“The LifeLink students and teachers welcome all Penn Staters into their classroom with open arms, whether those students are studying toward a degree in education, biology, engineering, or any other area of study you could ever think of. The students and staff of the LifeLink room inspire you to want to be the best person you can be and volunteers find themselves smiling throughout their time volunteering in the LifeLink room,” continued Glass.
 
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Students from all majors are eligible to volunteer, however, the College of Education has the greatest representation from a single College. Last semester, 49 College of Education students provided 1,209 hours of volunteer time.